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  • Tattoos tell the tales

    By Helen Barrett
    Alva,Oklahoma (AP)

    Incoming inmates at Bill Johnson Correctional Center are stripped and searched – not just for weapons or contraband, but to examine and catalog their tattoos. Identifying and logging inmate tattoos are a vital part of an ongoing fight against Security Threat Groups, also known as gangs.

    “We typically focus on treatment, but there is the business of corrections we deal with every day,” Security Chief Mark Williams said.

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